Welcome to issue 19-3 of the JIAMSE. As we have done all 2009, this issue again has a variety of contributions from articles to innovative ideas, and also a medical education case. I hope this provides some ideas for you to contribute articles of your own, or to include the ideas into your own curriculum. I strongly encourage you do educational research. There is a lot of satisfaction to be gained and also your work can provide a reason for you to attend the national meeting of IAMSE (New Orleans next year!). I have also found that the educational research I do translates directly into improving the medical course I run at my school and the curriculum of our school. So, the benefits are multitudinous. I look forward to hearing from you.
Uldis N. Streips, Ph.D.